The World That Was the World of the Blackman: (And What Happened to It)
by Hadja Aisha Cassana Maddox Nablisi

"South Asia is a melting pot of black, oriental and Chinese people."

This is a scholarly work published posthumously by the author's children. Nablisi's credentials are impressive—including a Ph.D. and a career as a college professor—and give added weight to her writings and hypotheses. The subject of this intriguing, in-depth work is the ancestry and evolution of the black race, especially the North American blacks. In this complex yet fascinating study, Nablisi argues, "I would concur with the thesis of the late Honorable Elijah Muhammad, who constantly referred to the black man in North America as being indeed an Asiatic black man." She urges more work and research into this.

Her writing is heady, well organized and clear. "I specifically challenge these people to explore the Asiatic black people, as I challenge the white man's theory that the first man rose up on his haunches in Africa, and from there in East Africa reproduced and then migrated out into the wider areas of the globe." But beyond just the study of blacks in North America, the book details shocking accounts of genocide unbeknownst to most readers. For example, the genocide of the Tasmanian blacks carried out by British Australians is rarely mentioned, if at all, in any historical accounts circulated in schools or for the general public, and Nablisi’s inclusion of it is a welcome but disturbing eye-opener.

Nablisi studied and wrote about ancient black history through the beginning of the Atlantic slave trade, ending there because that era is commonly studied, and some ancestral records are well established. She points out that we now have the means to further explore the origins and mixing of races from some 7,000 years ago. The subject, beginning with this book, is fascinating to ponder and read about, especially for anthropology, history, and origin-of-the-species buffs.

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